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Dear colleague

This month's edition of the ESA News is celebrating and promoting Connected Educator Month; a global event to encourage teacher collaboration and networking to enhance our profession and the provision of deep and meaningful learning for our students.

Belong, connect and reflect in Scootle Community

During Connected Educator Month we are encouraging all Australian educators to join the 20,000 strong Scootle Community, a social learning tool to share teaching and learning insights, questions, and resources. Read our blog-post 'Connected Educator Month - belong, connect, reflect' for information about events taking place throughout October.

Scootle update

In recent weeks Scootle has been updated to include search across additional learning and subject areas. Users can now browse up-to-date Australian Curriculum content descriptions for elaborations and Scootle resources across newly endorsed learning areas: Humanities and Social Sciences; The Arts; Technologies; and Health and Physical Education. 

On-line assessment for Australian schools

Improve is a national on-line assessment tool that enables Australian teachers to create and distribute assessment tasks to measure and support their student’s learning. Teachers can access English, Mathematics and Science test banks, or use the service create their own. The platform delivers interactive on-line assessments, and generates immediate student progress reports and suggested learning resources based on the developmental needs of the student. 

Kitchen Gardens


Kitchen Gardens
Offers information and resources for teachers and students involved in setting up a kitchen gardens program in their school.



Connecting to Asia
Investigate how Australia connects with Asia, and create a proposal highlighting the skills required to work with the countries within Asia.

Chemical reactions


Chemical reactions
Learning materials for a comprehensive study of chemical reactions including atoms, elements, and the periodic table.

What's new in Scootle Learning Path

Learning Path

What's New in Scootle?
Check out this month's new learning items  contributed to Scootle, your national repository of digital learning content

Connected Educator Video

Watch this

A group of 'connected educators' discuss how connecting locally and globally has enhanced their teaching and learning practice.

Scootle Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps

Scootle apps - History 
The learning path includes: QED; MFA Coins; Convict Road; Gallipoli: The First Day and Remembering Them.              


Community Blogs

Connecting educators around the world
View a collection of connected educator month articles, case studies, infographics, and videos put together by our friends at Declara.

The Global Search for Education
Read about the new UN agenda and the implications for education.  


Community Events

Oct 9 - Engaging in STEM Problem-Solving
Oct 10 - Teachmeet at Scienceworks
Oct 14 - Discovering Sustainability & Maths in a World Heritage Icon Webinar
Oct 15 - Personalised Professional Development
Oct 17 - Teachmeet at NGV
Oct 18 -- 30 Virtually Unstoppable: K12 Online Conference
Oct 20 - What and Why of Computational Thinking Webinar
Oct 23 - Introduction to Primary Connections
Oct 31 - Conceptual Understandings Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship